Human Embryo Clinic Raided in Beijing

Beijing law enforcement officials on Monday shut down a clinic for illegally conducting in-vitro fertilisation and surrogacy services, according to the South China Morning Post: An official investigation into the illegal clinic...

Chinese Couples Seek American Surrogate Mothers

Stories of Chinese mothers travelling to the U.S. to give birth have become familiar. Global Times’ Xuyang Jingjing, though, describes a growing trend of Chinese couples seeking American surrogate mothers. The...

Tiger Mother Chua Gets Mixed Reviews in China

While Amy Chua has ignited a storm of opinion in the U.S. over her op-ed, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” the response inside CHina itself has been mixed, China Real Time blog reports: …Many in China,...

China’s Single Mothers

Howard French examines what it’s like to be a single mother in China. From the International Herald Tribune: In a society where until quite recently premarital sex was often punished, the issue of single motherhood has...

Parents Too Shy to Talk About Sex

Most kids aren’t learning about sex from their parents, according to a report released Wednesday. The All-China Women’s Federation polled 5,000 students aged six to 17 and 6,500 parents about how they communicating about sex, a...

Lonely Couple Offer Grown Children ‘Salary’ for Visits – Dalian News

Dalian News reports a short story about a lonely couple paying their grown children to visit them: A lonely retired couple of Dalian, Liaoning Province, have decided to pay their three grown children a “salary” to visit them every weekend. Lin and his wife, who are in their late 60s, live a comfortable life on […]

Kowtow Not Best Show Of Gratitude – Raymond Zhou

From Raymond Zhou Blog: Winter vacation is around the corner, and a management school at Zhengzhou University has given one special assignment to students happily going home to celebrate Spring Festival: perform a kowtow to their parents. The students are generally not pleased, according to media reports. The school explained that kowtowing is the highest […]

Baby boom to come in the “Gold Pig” year – Chinanews

From Chinanews: 2007 is the Year of the Pig in the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, and also, that year belongs to “gold” according to the five-element theory. There is only one “Gold Pig”year in every 60 years, and it is believed that a person born in the “Gold Pig”year will be blessed with great fortune […]

Love means queuing for kids? -Shanghai Daily

From Xinhua News Agency (link): Instead of exercising in parks or shopping in wet markets, some senior parents in Yangpu District in Shanghai have a different routine every morning – they line up at a bus terminal so that their children can sleep longer and still get a bus seat to school. Some call it […]

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